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Old 01-19-2015, 06:35 PM   #11
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Just checked mine and they are all rusty too. Looks like another job to add to the list. That's fast ... New August of 2014.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:39 PM   #12
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Does anyone know if the "bad batch" of screws has been replaced at the factory? I would imagine so.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:41 PM   #13
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Does anyone know if the "bad batch" of screws has been replaced at the factory? I would imagine so.
I would be curious to know that also...
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:13 PM   #14
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In reality no one knows. All comes from overseas it seems these days and different manufacturers are bidding to get the business. The standards are not what we grew up with and are accustomed to. The Rust Belt Bell mourns for thee.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:16 PM   #15
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In my many conversations over the last three months on this issue a mechanic with over 40 years experience told me he harvests stainless from old boats because they were made very differently from what you can get today.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:37 PM   #16
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I think these screws have a 25 month expire date . I have some going on my 2012 - 17. I think the QC department could improve on this exterior issue .
Looks like if the screw driver slipped and the coating was compromised the rust takes over fast.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:58 PM   #17
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Not a great way to save a buck, as the fix is fairly labor intensive.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:03 PM   #18
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Anybody have a picture? I have a couple of screws with slight cosmetic issues. I'd dab with Tremclad, if I thought it was a problem.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:05 PM   #19
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I think these screws have a 25 month expire date . I have some going on my 2012 - 17. I think the QC department could improve on this exterior issue .
Looks like if the screw driver slipped and the coating was compromised the rust takes over fast.
Maybe, however we noticed the ones on the door first, and they were by far the most advanced(see original photo), yet all others went as well. None of the screws on the 2010 17B were corroded when we sold it 7/14.
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In reality no one knows. All comes from overseas it seems these days and different manufacturers are bidding to get the business. The standards are not what we grew up with and are accustomed to. The Rust Belt Bell mourns for thee.
I have seen better corrosion resistance in US made cadmium plated screws than with low grade imported SS screws . Stainless steel is no guarantee against corrosion anymore.
Why do they ship SS screws from China coated in oil so they don't rust on the trip over ?
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